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State: Iowa

George M. Verity Riverboat Museum

The George M. Verity Riverboat Museum is located in Victory Park on the riverfront in Keokuk, Iowa. The paddle boat was built in Dubuque, Iowa by the U.S. Government in 1927 to revive river transportation and move barges from St. Louis to St. Paul. It was then known as the S.S. Thorpe. Armco Steel Corporation bought the boat in 1940 and put it into service on the Ohio River, renaming it after the founder of their company, George M. Verity. The George M. Verity was donated to the City of Keokuk in 1961 after being retired from service.

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Contact Person Contact Info

  • Name
    Kirk Brandenberger
  • Title
    Executive Director
  • Address
    428 Main Street
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  • Phone
    (319) 524-5599
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National Office Contact Information


National MRPC Office
PO Box 7395
Madison, WI 53707-7395


Toll Free: 866-763-8310
E-mail: [email protected]